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The French Line (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 February 1954 (USA)
When her fiancé leaves her, an oil heiress takes a cruise incognito in order to find a man who will love her for herself and not for her money.



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Complete credited cast:
'Waco' Mosby
Mary McCarty ...
Myrtle Brown (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Celeste (as Paula Corday)
Bill Harris
Phil Barton
Katherine 'Katy' Hodges (as Laura Elliot)
François, Ship Steward
Commodore Renard
George Hodges
Donna Adams
Barbara Dobbins ...
Kitty Lee


Texas heiress Mary 'Mame' Carson strikes oil twice in one day, and her wealth scares away her fiance; so she decides to take a boat trip incognito to Paris and snare a husband using only her own abundant natural charms. To this end, she switches identities with model Myrtle Brown, and sets sail with her bosom pal Annie...and French revue star Pierre DuQuesne, who has been hired to keep a watchful eye on "Mary Carson" a perfect setup for Musical Comedy Misunderstandings. Written by Rod Crawford <[email protected]>

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Release Date:

8 February 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die lockende Venus  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed in summer 1953. See more »


Mary 'Mame' Carson: [This is the cut out speech that Jane Russell makes during her song, "Lookin' for Trouble"] That's all I need, is a man! Any type, any style! Just so, he's a man! Now, he can be short, tall, or elongated! He can be thin, muscular, obese... that's fat, you know! Any direction will do. He can be sweet, sensitive, intelligent, a little coy, but not a boy! Now, don't get me wrong! 17 to 70 will do! It ain't the age, it's the attitude! However, there is one requisite I must make: he has to be... ...
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Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Ralph Blane and Robert Wells
Performed by Gilbert Roland and children
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I loved the French Line
16 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie at the Egyptian theater yesterday and I enjoyed every minute of it. All of Jane Russell's musical numbers were great!! I admit I didn't like the songs Gilbert Roland sang, but other than that the movie was awesome!! The story line was great and it was really funny. I also enjoyed all of her costumes. I love the girl that played her designer friend, she was goofy. I am proud to say that I was actually really lucky to have seen the real Jane Russell at the 3D showing of the movie. She had a lot of funny stories to tell about the filming of this movie as well during her interview. I recommend this movie to anyone!!

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